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Length of stay in hospital

Length of stay for selected medical conditions

Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the skin and underlying tissue, which is usually treated with antibiotics. The data presented here relate to patients who stayed one or more nights for cellulitis without complications.

Cellulitis: average length of stay

In all years reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2016–17 42 NP 3.7 days 160
2015–16 42 NP 3.8 days 183
2014–15 38 NP 3.9 days 166
2013–14 36 NP 3.8 days 150
2012–13 22 NP 3.8 days 106
2011–12 29 NP 4.0 days 144

NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease characterised by narrowing of the airways and reduced lung volume. This condition is commonly caused by smoking or other lung irritants, and includes diagnoses such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. The data presented here relate to patients who stayed one or more nights for COPD without and with complications.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications): average length of stay

In 2016–17 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2016–17 48 NP 4.4 days 238
2015–16 36 NP 4.5 days 182
2014–15 51 4.5 days 4.7 days 230
2013–14 43 NP 4.9 days 231
2012–13 37 NP 5.1 days 230
2011–12 54 4.9 days 5.3 days 264

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (with complications): average length of stay

In all years reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2016–17 6 NP 7.3 days 49
2015–16 6 NP 7.5 days 38
2014–15 11 NP 8.2 days 86
2013–14 9 NP 8.7 days 65
2012–13 5 NP 9.5 days 47
2011–12 <5 NP 9.3 days 32

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications)

NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Heart failure is a chronic heart condition that occurs when the heart is unable to provide sufficient pressure to maintain blood flow around the body. It includes cardiac shock, which occurs when blood flow to vital organs is inadequate for normal function. The data presented here relate to patients who stayed one or more nights for heart failure without and with complications.

Heart failure (without complications): average length of stay

In all years reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2016–17 25 NP 4.8 days 155
2015–16 22 NP 4.8 days 97
2014–15 22 NP 5.2 days 188
2013–14 30 NP 5.3 days 176
2012–13 22 NP 5.5 days 133
2011–12 35 NP 5.8 days 206

Heart failure (with complications): average length of stay

In all years reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2016–17 5 NP 8.9 days 31
2015–16 <5 NP 8.9 days 9
2014–15 5 NP 9.3 days 40
2013–14 <5 NP 9.7 days 21
2012–13 5 NP 10.5 days 29
2011–12 <5 NP 12.1 days 67

Heart failure (without complications)

NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Kidney and urinary tract infections occur frequently but can occasionally be severe enough to require treatment in hospital. The data presented here relate to those patients who stayed one or more nights for kidney and urinary tract infections without and with complications.

Kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications): average length of stay

In all years reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2016–17 32 NP 3.0 days 113
2015–16 16 NP 3.1 days 36
2014–15 31 NP 3.2 days 87
2013–14 35 NP 3.3 days 103
2012–13 24 NP 3.3 days 103
2011–12 27 NP 3.6 days 89

Kidney and urinary tract infections (with complications): average length of stay

In all years reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2016–17 5 NP 5.9 days 26
2015–16 6 NP 6.1 days 27
2014–15 <5 NP 6.5 days 22
2013–14 7 NP 6.9 days 29
2012–13 8 NP 7.2 days 64
2011–12 8 NP 7.4 days 76

Kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications)

NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.